Rachel McCarthy, Senior Development Director, American Heart Association presented at a recent luncheon meeting of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary. For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive.

Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death.

But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. Then, on June 10, 1924, they met in Chicago to form the American Heart Association — believing that scientific research could lead the way to better treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure. The early American Heart Association enlisted help from hundreds, then thousands, of physicians and scientists.

The American Heart Association Impact includes:

FMI: Heart.org.

Join the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary at the Oasis Conference Center on Friday, August 13 for an evening of food, fun and mesmerizing illusions.  Channel 5 news anchor, Sheree Paolello, will serve as master of ceremonies while mind reader and best-selling author, Daniel Schaffer, headlines an interactive show to highlight the evening. Your dinner ticket includes:

  • Two drinks
  • Full dinner and dessert
  • Unforgettable experience courtesy of Daniel Schaffer

All proceeds from this event benefit the Little Fork Family Advocacy Center. A special thanks to platinum sponsors Lykins Energy Solutions, Miller Valentine Group, Sporty’s and Park National Bank.

The Little Fork Family Advocacy Center is envisioned to be a safe shelter in the community where a variety of specialists and support resources come together to address problems such as domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, suicide and drug addiction. The collaborative initiative includes Child Focus, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals and Child Protective Services all in one location.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities remain and individual tickets are just $75. Learn more and purchase tickets.

What: Cincinnati Eastside Rotary dinner with Daniel Schaffer

When: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6 – 10pm

Where: Oasis Conference Center – 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road.

Questions? Email CincinnatiEastsideRotary@nullgmail.com.

Thank you to our platinum sponsors:

Thank you to our gold level sponsors:

Thank you to our silver level sponsors:

And thank you to our table sponsors:

Scott Croswell

Darren Miller

Adams, Brown and Highland County Prosecutor Offices

Batavia Rotary

Greg Sojka

Clermont County Prosecutor Office

Civista Bank

Mercy Clermont

Boys and Girls Club

Milford Police Dept.

Koford Engineering

Tabona Center for Wellbeing


The Cincinnati-Eastside Rotary Club introduced its leadership team for the 2021-22 Club year during its annual “Pass the Gavel” ceremony at Ivy Hills Country Club on Wednesday, July 7.  Incoming Cincinnati Eastside President Michelle Hamilton (Park National Bank) received the honorary passing of the gavel from outgoing President Dan Otke (Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities) who will continue to serve in the official capacity of Immediate Past President.

Supporting Hamilton on the leadership team are Nan Stricker, president-elect; Tricia Mullins, vice president; Michelle Edwards, past president; Curt Tiettmeyer, treasurer; Jeannie Helsel, sergeant at arms, Andrea Patacca, secretary; and Phil Boyer and Chelsie Hornsby serving as directors at large.

From left: Director, Phil Boyer; Sargeant-At-Arms, Jeanie Helsel; Secretary, Andrea Patacca; President-Elect, Nan Stricker; President, Michelle Hamilton; Director, Chelsie Hornsby; Treasurer, Curt Tiettmeyer; Past President, Dan Otke

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta recently revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors during the Rotary International Assembly urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary is pleased to announce the return to in-person luncheon meetings on Wednesday, July 7, noon-1pm, at Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown, Ohio. The July 7 meeting is the annual Pass the Gavel event to thank outgoing leadership and welcome newly-elected Club leadership for the 2021-22 Rotary year.

The 2021-22 Rotary International theme, Serve to Change Lives, was selected by Rotary International President-elect, Shekhar Mehta, who is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomes the following elected officers and directors who will be sworn in on July 7:

  • President: Michelle Hamilton
  • Immediate Past President: Dan Ottke
  • President Elect: Nan Stricker
  • Vice President: Nan Stricker
  • Treasurer: Curt Tiettmeyer
  • Secretary: Andrea Patacca
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Jeannie Helsel
  • Directors at Large: Phil Boyer and Chelsie Hornsby

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary meets weekly for luncheon meetings at Ivy Hills Country Club for fellowship, service and education. Interested in joining Rotary? Guests are welcome!

Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary welcomed Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague, to a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 23. Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State. As Treasurer, he oversees the state’s investment and debt portfolios, domestic & international custody portfolios, and annual cash movements and deposits.

As Ohio Treasurer, Sprague successfully launched the ResultsOHIO initiative, which established an infrastructure within the Treasurer’s office to evaluate and support pay-for-success programs aimed at combatting the social and public health challenges facing Ohio.

Treasurer Sprague reaffirmed his office’s commitment to empowering individuals living with disabilities through the use of specialized savings and investment accounts. The STABLE Account program is seeing unprecedented growth under Sprague’s leadership, with participation more than doubling from January 2019 through December 2020. The Treasurer’s office is also partnering with multiple public and private sector employers to provide eligible employees with direct deposit options for contributing to a STABLE account. Through expanded outreach and engagement efforts, STABLE Account has maintained its status as the nation’s premiere ABLE program.

In 2020, Sprague ushered in the next generation of the Ohio Checkbook. In partnership with the DeWine-Husted Administration, OhioCheckbook.gov was launched, creating a one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government. The website merged the functions and data previously hosted through OhioCheckbook.com and the Ohio Interactive Budget website. This effort resulted in a more effective and streamlined platform that eliminates duplication and bolsters transparency.

FMI: https://www.tos.ohio.gov/

Jeff Blom, president of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), recently visited a virtual meeting of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary. Blom joined the CVB with more than 25 years of hospitality and tourism leadership. Most recently, Blom was the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Partnership Programs at AAA Club Alliance.

Whether planning a trip, navigating the city or attending a sporting event in the Clermont County Community, the CVB is the most reliable source for current travel information. Clermont County is a vibrant and fun region known for its exceptional outdoor recreational activities and home to many major corporations. Whether a resident or visitor, the CVB encourages all to get out and explore Clermont County Ohio!

Blom discussed a variety of events scheduled for Clermont County during the 2021 summer including:

  • CJRC Midwest Championship Regatta
  • Cincinnati Alliance Soccer Tournaments
  • Vintage Baseball Tournament
  • USAFL Tournament (Australian Rules Football)

For your free copy of the Clermont County Visitor Guide, visit https://discoverclermont.com/visitors-guide/.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotarian and and Senior Development Officer for HealthSource of Ohio, Chelsie Hornsby, was the feature presenter at a recent virtual luncheon meeting of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary.

HealthSource of Ohio – the largest community health center in the state – is a not-for-profit community health center that provides quality, patient-centered primary and preventative care. Its services include Family Practice, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Dental, Behavioral Health, Vision, and Pharmacy services. HealthSource accepts both insured and uninsured patients. HealthSource also supports three school-based health centers at West Clermont, Williamsburg and Western Brown schools.

HealthSource is committed to providing excellence in patient care, and is dedicated to the belief that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, and equality, irrespective of their race, religion, economic status, or ability to pay.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary volunteers prepare lunch for Inter Parish Ministry patrons

Every Tuesday in June, families can drive through the Inter Parish Ministry Newtown Pantry and pick up a grilled meal. To help kick-off the first event on Tuesday, June 1, Cincinnati Eastside Rotary volunteers showed up early in the morning to cook and prepare lunches and helped served lunch from 10am – noon.

More than 40 organizations form a partnership to support IPM Food Pantry as it provides food, clothing, emergency assistance and other support programs to clients. The agency employs specialized staff and works with a vast array of volunteers to provide a variety of services, all overseen by a Board of Trustees. 

IPM has expanded its reach in the community, providing mobile and pop-up food pantries in locations where clients live, learn, play and pray.  In addition, these changes allowed IPM to expand the amount of fresh foods provided, including eggs, milk, meat and produce. IPM also maintains a commitment to offer personal care and cleaning products to pantry guests.

FMI: http://www.interparish.org/

COHatch is brining its innovating work and social space to Milford. COHatch offers coworking space, private offices and even larger meeting and event space. Every meeting comes with high speed WiFi, 60″ Flat Screen HD TVs, HDMI connections, white boards, flip charts, easels, conference phones, and more.

Looking to record a podcast? COHatch also has fully-equipped Podcast rooms. The COHatch concierge service can also assist with catering, local lodging and transportation. You’re encouraged to contact COHatch to discuss your specific needs.

FMI: https://www.cohatch.com/

Mark House, Assistant Manager at Krohn Conservatory, recently visited a virtual meeting of Cincinnati Eastside Rotary. Built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era, Krohn Conservatory showcases more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. The conservatory changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular Butterfly Show where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the Krohn Conservatory showroom in a specially-themed garden.

Permanent exhibits include the rainforest waterfall and exotic plants in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses as well.

Krohn Conservatory is located at 1501 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati. FMI: https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn/

Upcoming Events

August 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Loveland Robotics 5040 Business Team
  • Scott O'Reilly, Little Fork Advocacy Center
  • Necco Allie Kamphaus - becoming foster parents
  • Annual Meeting - Cincinnati Eastside Rotary
About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside was chartered on April 5, 2013 and its nearly 50 members enjoy fellowship, service and education each Wednesday for an online meeting. Prospective members are always welcome.

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary members represent a wide range of business, non-profit and government leaders.

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